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Nairobi – Nairobi County


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Nairobi County is Located in Nairobi Province, it borders the following counties: Kiambu County to the North West, North and North East, Machakos County to the East and South East, Kajiado County to the South, South West and West.

Area (Km 2): 695.1 Km 2
Climate/Weather: The temperature ranges from a minimum of 10°C to a maximum 24°C. The rainfall amounts range between 500 mm and 1,500 mm per annum.
Key National Monument(s): Jomo Kenyatta Statue, Dedan Kimathi Monument, Tom Mboya Statue, Kenya National Museum, Kenya National Archives, President Kenyatta’s Mausoleum, Bomb Blast Memorial Park, Parliament, Uhuru  Gardens

Population of Nairobi County

Population: 3,138,369 (Male – 51.1 %, Female – 48.9 %·)
Population Density: 4,515 people per Km 2
National Percentage: 8.13 %
Annual Growth Rate: 4.1 % _
Age Distribution: 0-14 years (30.3 %), 15-64 years (68.5 %), 65+ years (1.2 %0)
Number of Households: 985,016

Government of Nairobi County

County Capital: Nairobi Town
Number of Constituencies (2010):  8 (Makadara, Kamukunji, Starehe, Langata, Dagoretti, Westlands, Kasarani, Embakasi)
Registered Voters: 1, 292, 234
National percentage: 10.2 %
Number of Districts (2009): 4 (Nairobi West, Nairobi East, Nairobi North, Westlands)
Number of Lcal Authorities: 1 (Nairobi City Council)

Economy of Nairobi County

Poverty Level: 22 % (Nairobi District) ,
Age Dependency Ratio: 100:46
Resources: Wildlife, Livestock, Waten Pasture, Forests, infrastructure

Tourist Attractions in Nairobi County:

  • Nairobi National Park
  • Nairobi National Museum
  • Uhuru Gardens
  • Uhuru Park
  • City Park
  • Nairobi Arboretum
  • Kenya National Archives
  • Karen Blixen Museum
  • Ostrich Farm
  • Giraffe Centre
  • Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
  • Prof. Murumbi Peace and Memorial Centre

Financial Services: Over 40 Commercial Banks, Over 45 Micro-Finance Institutions

Main Economic Activities:

Industries:

  • Industrial Production of various Goods in Small, Medium and Large-Scale
  • Trading
  • Tourism
  • Professional Business Services
  • Commercial Enterprises

Agricultural Products

  • Livestock Products
  • Poultry Products
  • Horticulture

Education in Nairobi County

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (1,241),  Secondary (335)
Primary: Enrolment (335,056)
Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:1539 (Public Schools)
Secondary: Enrolment (49,728):
Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:15 (Public Schools)
Tertiary: Over 60 (Includes Universities, University Satellite Campuses, Youth Polytechnics, Medical Colleges, Teacher Training Colleges.; Technical Colleges, Aviation Colleges, Hospitality Colleges, and Commercial Colleges)
Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment; Over 4,700 (Nairobi Province)

Health in Nairobi County

Health Facilities: 496 – District Hospitals (3), Referral Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (156), Health Centres
(71), Medical Clinics (144), Matemity Homes (14), Health Projects (4), Nursing Homes (21), VCTS’s (39), Others (42)
Doctors to Population Ratio: 1: 23,000



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